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Blood test may confirm parkinsons diagnosis

Making Strides Toward Parkinson’s Biomarker

Monday, 24 April 2017






At the current time, there is no identified biomarker for Parkinson’s disease (PD). In other words, there is no objective measure — no lab or imaging test, for example — that can tell whether a person has PD, what type…




Westfield Supports Parkinson's Research as a Platnium Sponsor for Pause 4 Parkinson's

Westfield Corporation supports Parkinson’s Research

Thursday, 20 April 2017






With Pause 4 Parkinson’s running throughout April for World Parkinson’s Day, we are excited to have Westfield support Shake It Up as a Platinum Sponsor for the 2nd year running.  Westfield are committed to serving the needs of the communities in…




Todd Sherer

MJFF CEO on Parkinson’s Disease 200th: “Hope Remains”

Monday, 17 April 2017






In recognition of Parkinson’s Awareness month, MJFF CEO Todd Sherer, PhD, penned an op-ed for Scientific American about the current state of Parkinson’s disease (PD) research, 200 years after Dr. James Parkinson formally characterised the disease. In the commentary, Dr….




Brady Family gets behind Pause 4 Parkinson's

The Brady Family gets behind Pause 4 Parkinson’s

Thursday, 13 April 2017






Our heroes this week are the Brady family who despite the challenges got involved in Pause 4 Parkinson’s and raised over $650 for research.  Greg Brady was diagnosed with Parkinson’s 26 years ago and has shown amazing strength, patience and determination…




New Research Confirms Role of LRRK2 in Immune Cells

Monday, 10 April 2017






Though associated with only a small percentage of total Parkinson’s cases, mutations of the LRRK2 gene are the greatest known genetic contributor to Parkinson’s disease (PD). Researchers are striving to understand the mechanisms of disease related to this mutation because…




James Parkinson's - World Parkinson's Day

2017 marks 200 Years of Parkinson’s Research

Friday, 7 April 2017






2017 marks the 200th anniversary of James Parkinson’s description of the disease that now bears his name and that affects an estimated 5 million people worldwide. Working as a medical surgeon in London, James Parkinson was the first to connect…




Olivia Bailey Shakes It Up for Parkinson's

Our Hero Olivia gets fundraising for Parkinson’s

Friday, 7 April 2017






Our hero this week is Olivia whose husband was diagnosed with Young Onset Parkinson’s at the age of 40. With 2 young children Olivia got behind Pause 4 Parkinson’s 2017 last weekend by hosting a sausage sizzle.  In just 3…




Shake It UpDate - All the latest news in Parkinson's research and hopw you can help shake things up for a cure

Shake It Update – April 2017

Tuesday, 4 April 2017






In this edition: Countdown to World Parkinson’s Day, New study funded into existing Blood Pressure drug,  How International Collaboration is making a difference, Michael J Fox on 26 years with Parkinson’s and so much more… Dear Shake It Up Supporter, The…




Dr Richard Gordon research into Parkinson's disease

UQ study seeks Parkinson’s treatment in existing drug

Saturday, 1 April 2017






Shake It Up Australia together with The Michael J. Fox Foundation is excited to be funding a new research project at the University of Queensland.  Their research team will investigate the potential of repurposing an existing blood pressure drug to…




Pedal 4 Parkinson’s begins

Friday, 31 March 2017






Today, Pedal 4 Parkinson’s are hitting the road for their trip from Melbourne to Sydney. Over the next 10 days they will be riding and raising money along the way to assist research into finding a cure! Co-founder of Pedal For…